Writing A Book: Learn Your Writing Style & Other Tips

A video course to help you get started on your writing whether it's a career or a hobby.
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  • Perry Wilson Author and Project Manager

    Perry Wilson lives in New Westminster, BC and writes under the pen name P.A. Wilson. She is a project management consultant and has more than 30 years of people and project management wisdom to share.

    As an author, her love of fantasy and mystery led her to reactivate her lifelong drive to tell stories at the age of 50. Participating in National Novel Writing Month in 2008 woke the author in her resulted in the first Madeline Journey: Off Track.

    Since then, she's advised and mentored budding authors on how to take the next step toward getting published.

    As a member of both the Vancouver Writer's Social Group and The Federation of B.C. Writers, she has developed a method of uncovering the writing style of an author and helping them blossom.

    As a Project Management Consultant, she has helped clients manage people through massive organizational change and delivered projects ranging from construction of new buildings to improving operational efficiency.

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Writing A Book: Learn Your Writing Style & Other Tips

A video course to help you get started on your writing whether it's a career or a hobby.
13 reviews

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

When you have a book inside you crying to be told, you need help. Knowing what the 'experts' do isn't always helpful. Sometimes you just need a coach to lead you through the aspects of storytelling. This course will give you insight into how YOU write, and then follow a path to creating great characters, interesting story, and solid conflict.

That's how a great story is created.

    • a desire to write a book length work
    • Over 7 lectures and 55 mins of content!
    • Learn your writing approach
    • Get that first draft down on paper
    • Learn about revision and editing
    • Learn how to build characters that can carry the story
    • learn about the two different publishing options
    • anyone who wants to write a book

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Getting to the first draft
  • 1
    Writing a book, your style and the basics
    01:01

    If you've ever wanted to know how to write a book, this lecture will help you understand the two different approaches to writing. You'll take a quiz that will help point you in the direction of the style that will be most comfortable for you and you'll hear how both styles approach writing.

  • 2
    Structure and the story
    12:29

    In this lesson we investigate story structure and how to create escalating tension when writing a book to draw your reader along.

  • 3
    Characters - your people and your world
    11:24
    In this lesson we learn about the different aspects of characters building. Learn why your heroes need flaws and your villains need depth.
  • 4
    Conflict - the more the better
    05:30
    In this lesson, we get a little deeper into conflict and learn how to tweak the Goals Actions and Conflict in a story to make it more exciting.
  • 5
    The first draft - how to get it on the page
    07:20

    In this lesson you'll get tips and ideas on how to take the idea in your head that keep trying to build into a story and get them on the page. The information you learn here will set you up to write the full first draft of the novel.

  • SECTION 2:
    Revision and beyond
  • 6
    Revision - the real story craft
    09:51
    This lesson delves into the process of revising the book. This is where the craft of storytelling is used the most.
  • 7
    Publishing - choosing your path
    07:52

    The final lesson. A discussion of the features of traditional and self-publishing. 

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REVIEWS

  • Isabella Gimenez
    Great course but a few slangs

    The course is great, you can learn a lot from it, and I'm deadly serious when I say that. The only problem that I found is that the course have a few slangs. This is not only sold for Native English Speakers, so please, be careful with that! Some words I had to search for hours to find out what it meant.

  • Abhinav Paitandy
    Perfect Guide for Freshers

    This course takes you from being a novice writer to being a pro author, in a matter of no time at all.

  • Eva
    Really thorough overview

    Although this is a short course, the amount of information and support material supplied is comprehensive. Perry Wilson has done a great job of clearly outlining what it takes to embark on a writing career. Ms. Wilson, many thanks for offering the course!

  • Judy McArthur
    Excellently Crafted and Taught

    This course is excellent. It is well crafted and well taught. The instructor has taken the time to formulate a well-designed course, complete with visual explanations along with the words. So far I have only just watched the course, as I do for all my courses. Now I'm going to go back take notes and learn. I was especially pleased to learn about the Conflict Lock, a technique which I have only heard once before. And I have studied this subject quite a bit from others out there. Thank you, Perry Wilson for excellent work, Judy McArthur

  • Carl Spira
    Inspirational and educational

    In a very short time you get to learn strategies and tactics on how to write a book. Character development, plot development and publishing. You even get to know what kind of writer you are. No dead pauses but strait to the point. I enjoyed the course.